FAQ

FAQ

Is Osteopathy a New Method of Treatment?

Osteopathy is in fact one of the earliest founded manual therapies. Osteopathy was founded in 1874.

How Qualified Are Osteopaths?

Osteopaths have undergone rigorous studies and clinical training for 4 – 5 years. They  are thoroughly trained in physiology, biology, pathology and anatomy. They do not require a doctor’s referral. For more information regarding Guelph Osteopathy’s Brendan Ireton-Paul please refer to the Bio page.

Is Osteopathy Only for Bone Related Ailments?

The beginnings of osteopathy did have  roots in bone manipulation, however the approach quickly evolved to cover all muscle and body systems.
Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions as they have an expert knowledge of the workings of all your joints, muscles and body systems. Check out the Treatment page for information on all the kinds of ailments Osteopathy can help with!

How does Osteopathy Compare to other Therapies?

Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment. Your body is an interconnected network of joints, muscles and body systems. If you experience hurt or discomfort in one part of your body – this pain will also affect the rest of your body. To ensure your pain and discomfort is found and treated at its source, you can rely on a comprehensive osteopathic treatment.